by Jeff Hudson –
Bruce lee was a Chinese actor, director, producer, screenwriter as well as a philosopher. He is widely considered as one of the most influential martial artists of all time. His unique physical appearance drew a lot of attention to the media wondering about his diet, weight training as well as his martial arts training routine.
Although his diet may have closed into the muscle builds by taking lesser food rich calories, the weight training routine registers as the possible factor that enhanced the muscles. It is said that he had devised a bodybuilding program that he followed up on for three days every week. The common martial arts training exercises that Lee adopted were common squats, sets of curls and pullovers. Lee devised his own miniature of philosophy which asserted that one should get maximum results out of the minimum in other words being economical on everything.
The weight training was most likely to fail if Lee didn’t have a proper plan. This is why he set aside days that he knew would not be so engaging. One thing that people should know about Lee’s weight training is that he wanted it more similar with the martial arts training. This means that the weight training entailed arm training as well. Unlike the current bodybuilders, not much attention was targeted towards the ligaments and tendon training but rather the connecting points of the muscles which meant that muscle size wasn’t his target.
In order to understand how Lee emerged as a fun hero of stamina, we need to focus on his training habits. He concentrated so much on flexibility, weight training which he purposely did to boost strength and cardio exercises specifically for breathing.
Lee performed his martial arts training exercises on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday s. the routine weight training workouts included clean and press sets of sixteen, squats sets of twenty four, pullovers of sixteen, bench presses of twelve, good mornings of sixteen and barbell curls of sixteen. Lee’s diet has been a question even up to date.
Lee was one martial artist who disliked refined sugars. He asserted that they are calories that have no benefits to the human body and thus why he chose spaghetti and rice as his energy foods. His diet was connected to eating frequently small amounts of food. Another corresponding factor of his diet was drinks; he liked tea mixed with honey more than any other drinks. This is because of the nutrients that the body would use during the metabolic activities. More than anything, any diet whether you are weight training or performing your martial arts training, Lee said that a balanced diet was very important as to keeping your body secure against any threats that would make it weak unable to exercise better. To build your muscles you need those harmless supplements long with powdered milk, Bruce also took eggs and protein powders.
He insisted that Bananas were very important to his diet including brewer’s yeast. During his weight training routine, he mixed several weight lifts to build two muscles in one this was followed by conditioning which were very important for the heart beat as it is a fact of every weight trainee.
His conditioning involved, running which did not just involve the normal jogging but rather high intensity, skipping rope and martial arts. In order to enhance the punches he endorsed the use of smaller weights which he applied in order to boost speed and strength. He also used to sprint for a mile and then take the rest of the journey walking. Lee also used to ride a stationed bike for a couple of minutes sometimes one hour or forty five minutes. The mentioned conditioning is one of the reasons why his body had such spectacular abs.
Did you know that Lee was one of the few men who were described to have immense strength? It is recorded that he could actually perform the general push ups with one finger! Oh and another thing, what you could see in his movies was 90% true. For example, he could bring down 250lb men in a one inch punch! This is also a recorded fact in thrusting a coke can with his bear fingers.